Duane Allman was one of the defining musicians of our era, rated second only to Jimi Hendrix in Rolling Stone's list of rock's 100 greatest guitarists. A founding member, with his brother Gregg, of the Allman Brothers Band, Duane was also active as a session musician, and as a member of the all-star Derek and the Dominos.

On March 19th Rounder Records will be releasing a seven CD set, produced by Duane's daughter Galadrielle Allman and esteemed reissue producer Bill Levenson, showing the full breadth and depth of Duane's work, from early recordings (with Gregg) in bands such as The Escorts, Allman Joys and Hour Glass; to his studio work with Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Boz Scaggs, Delaney & Bonnie, Ronnie Hawkins and many others; to a live jam session with the Grateful Dead.

The 129 song set includes several unreleased performances, many classic Allman Brothers songs, and a collector's cache of rare singles and long out-of-print album tracks. Also included are a 72 page book with essays by Scott Schindler and Galadrielle Allman, many rare photographs, a replica of Duane's guitar pick, and a Skydog sticker.

Hittin' the Note is honored to annouce the release of a new official Duane Allman T-shirt. The image was taken from a photograph by Amalie R. Rothschild on the closing night of the Fillmore East. This picture of Duane, in his "peacock" shirt, is widely regarded as one of the best shot's of rock's legendary guitarist.

The caption on the lower left of the image states "Closing night of the Fillmore East - June 27, 1971."

A new Duane t-shirt celebrating the incredible work he did for Atlantic Records.

Heavy duty 6.1oz Gildan Ultra Cotton Tee

Duane Allman Diary T
New for 2010!

A fitting tribute to the man that started it all. On the back of the tee are the words that Duane wrote in his diary on New Year's day 1969:

"This year I will be more thoughtful of my fellow man, exert more effort in each of my endeavors professionally as well as personally. Take love wherever I find it, and offer it to everyone who will take it. In this coming year I will seek knowledge from those wiser than me and try to teach those who wish to learn from me. I love being alive and I will be the best man I possibly can."

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A Moment Captured in Time: Duane Allman
Slowhand Remembers Skydog: Eric Clapton on Duane


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Free Bird: The Continuing Legacy of Duane Allman

The Legendary Red Dog
A Book of  Tails

This book has been out of print for over three years but has now been re-printed in an effort to help raise funds for Joseph "Red Dog" Campbell in his fight against throat cancer.

Primarily focusing on the original line-up of the Allman Brothers Band, A Book of Tails is a very interesting, often irreverent look at the hungry beginnings of a future Rock 'N Roll Hall-Of-Fame band and their rowdie crew.  Tales about performances, traveling, women and the ever present troubles that somehow keep finding the roadies will bring tears to your eyes and laughter to your heart.

The Duane Allman Story

Hittin’ the Note magazine worked with Randy Poe for several years on his biography of Duane Allman, and we certainly are proud of the result.  Skydog: The Duane Allman Story has truly captured the essence of one of the most influential and charismatic musicians ever to hit the note.  Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top writes the Foreword, and everyone from Chuck Leavell to Bobby Whitlock is praising Randy’s work.  In-depth insight, with beautiful and rare photos and immaculate scholarship - Mr. Poe really did it right.  If you are a Duane fan, you need to have this book!

Skydog reveals the true story of Duane Allman: his childhood and musical awakening; his struggling first bands; his hard-won mastery of the slide guitar; his emergence as an A-list session player; his creation of the Allman Brothers Band; his tragic death at age 24, and his thriving musical legacy.  Author Randy Poe taps the people who knew Duane best, chronicling the tumultuous era that shaped Allman and his music, and that he in turn transformed.  This riveting book includes a comprehensive discography of Duane Allman's work with his own bands and on other artists' recordings, a meticulously researched roundup of his studio and stage instruments, and a look at the continuing lives and careers of Allman's friends and bandmates.

320 pages
6" X 9"
B&W photos

The Duane Allman Story
Now in Paperback

Revised and expanded, with a new afterword by the author – this is the definitive biography of Duane Allman, one of the most revered guitarists of his generation. Skydog reveals the complete story of the legendary guitarist: his childhood and musical awakening; his struggling first bands; his hard-won mastery of the slide guitar; his emergence as a successful session musician; his creation of the Allman Brothers Band; his tragic death at age 24; and his thriving musical legacy.

Allman Brothers Band
American University

Statesboro Blues 4:34
Trouble No More 3:49
Don't Keep Me Wonderin' 3:46
Leave My Blues at Home 6:45
Stormy Monday 5:03
You Don't Love Me 15:48
Whipping Post 20:40

Allman Brothers Band
SUNY at Stony Brook, NY

Statesboro Blues 4:16
Trouble No More 4:00
Don't Keep Me Wonderin' 3:47
Done Somebody Wrong 3:54
One Way Out 5:08
Blue Sky 11:26
Stormy Monday 8:53
You Don't Love Me 25:47


Dreams 19:37
In Memory of Elizabeth Reed 19:43

Allman Brothers Band
Boston Common

Tuning 2:01
Statesboro Blues 4:43
Trouble No More 4:53
Don't Keep Me Wondering 4:14
You Don't Love Me - 26:08
Hoochie Coochie Man 5:36
In Memory of Elizabeth Reed 13:02
Whipping Post 18:48

Please Call Home:
The Big House Years

From 1970 to 1973 the Allman Brothers Band called the Tudor-style mansion on Vineville Avenue in Macon, GA, their home. “The Big House,” as it came to be known, quickly became the communal hub for the band, their family and friends, and that magical era is brought back to life in the long-awaited DVD release of Please Call Home: The Big House Years. This wonderful film, shot in stunning Hi-Def, captures all the joy and sorrow, triumphs and tragedies that the Allman Brothers Band experienced under the roof of the Big House.

Willie Perkins
No Saints, No Saviors

This is the book we have all been waiting for – written from a true insider’s perspective. Willie Perkins roomed with Duane Allman on the road, so he knows of what he speaks! From his early days in 1970 until his resignation in 1976, Willie was there for all the triumphs and tragedies, the scuffling days to the glory days, and this book tells how one of the greatest bands ever held it together and made such an impact on the world of music. You won’t want to miss a single word of this one, and it is a must for your Allman Brothers Band collection.

Willie Perkins
No Saints, No Saviors

This one is autographed by the author. With 192 pages of anecdotes about the good times and the bad, Willie Perkins captures a real section of time in the history of the Allman Brothers Band, one you simply must have.